Happy Friday! This week is all about berry based breakfast for me (in case you haven’t noticed this week’s best IG breakfasts roundup - see previous post 😉). I want to share a trick with you. I learned an amazing #detox smoothie formula by doing my friend @kulhealthyyou’s #deliciousdetox program (it’s the bomb btw!). You just can’t go wrong with it. It goes like this: 1 cup leafy greens, 1 cup frozen berries, 1 tbs tahini, 1 tsp sweetener, 1 cup nut mylk. Easy peasy creamy banana-less sensation. This organic #smoothie is a wild berry dragon-protein heaven with concealed greens: 2 cups spinach, 1 cup frozen blueberries, 1 @pitayaplus frozen dragonfruit, handful parsley, 1 scoop @sproutliving vanilla lucuma protein, 1 tsp @windycityorganics powdered probiotic, 1 tsp raw honey or maple syrup, 1 tbs tahini, 1 cup fresh made cashew mylk. Topped with dried blueberries and paleo granola 😍🙌 HAPPY FRIDAY! 💜#breakfastcriminals (at WWW.BREAKFASTCRIMINALS.COM)
Yes she’s a mother of three, yes she works out, & YESSSS Maat of @therefinementgroup will be guiding you on the road to letting your sexy out in our April #tntsummerready challenge!!! Ahhh I can’t hardly wait for you ladies to see what she has in store for you! Sign up is now open for April (link in the bio) #fitness #workout #exercise #justdoit #detox #letyoursexyout #healthy #therefinementgroup
Good morning beautiful people!
Ready to start this amazing new day with this crazy red smoothie!! Beetroot, red prickly pear, maca powder, grapefruit juice and ginger topped with bright pomegranate and a gorgeous Roselle flower.
Hope you have an amazing and unforgettable weekend.
So I am starting a healthy, clean, detox diet tomorrow and I went shopping for it today. This is my lot.
I am going to eat a fuck load of veg and fruit and beans. I am not meant to eat salt, but a few of the things had a little bit of salt in them, like the smoked mackerel I got. I couldn’t find fresh mackerel so I went with that, but I thought it should be ok because I am not going to get salt from other things.
Tomorrow I am going to have natural yoghurt with banana and honey for breakfast, some sort of salad for lunch and a bean chili for dinner. I am looking forward to cooking for myself again as I haven’t done that for a while. I think I am going to post on here what I eat, just as an encouragement to keep going.
There are two reasons why I am going on this diet. 1: I have recently found out that there is a history of heart problems in my family and I have high cholesterol so I need to sort it out. 2: I snack like crazy and it is not good. I need to get into more positive snacking habits.
I have known for a while that I was addicted to sugar, I just wasn’t ready to do something about it. People don’t really take you seriously when you admit that you’re addicted to sugar, and I think it’s because they know they are too. Plus, you couldn’t tell I was addicted to sugar, I am a wellness educator and I “eat healthy, whole foods, and fruits… fruits are healthy, right?” yes, fructose comes in natural forms, but they must be consumed in small amounts, something I was not doing.
So when I stumbled upon Sarah Wilson’s I Quit Sugar book, I knew right away that this was the tool I needed to help me get over my addiction. I also knew it wasn’t going to be a piece of cake (pun intended)!
Over the last 4 weeks I feel like I’ve heard it all! All the people trying to bring me down, or question my experiment. At first it made me upset. I felt betrayed by friends and family. I was hurt that they didn’t take me seriously, or thought I couldn’t really quit. But then I was looking over my Mantras of the Week, and this Weeks Mantra: I Always Observe Before Reacting.
At first I chose this mantra thinking it would help me observe my habits, cravings, and reactions. But now I am realizing that it is also helping me with dealing with other people’s opinions. It’s allowing me to step back and pause before reacting to negativity, because the truth is, I really don’t need to react to it.
On the positive side, I have had a lot of support as well. Support from people who I least expected it from, which is great. But I’m not doing it for the shock value, or attention. I’m doing it for me. Another motivating fact to help me keep going. I’m half way there :)
I know that this is the right thing for me, I know that at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter what others are saying, because I have to hold myself accountable.